Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong)
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Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong)
In the late 60s, when China feared attack by the USSR, armament factories and other "front line" industries were relocated from cities on the eastern seaboard to remote inland areas, and idealistic young adults were persuaded to resettle in dirt-towns like Guiyang to staff them. Less than 15 years later, many were desperate to move back to the urban sophistication of such cities as Shanghai, disillusioned by life in the sticks and eager to taste the new freedoms of the '80s. The Wu family is a case in point. Zemin has never forgiven his wife for moving them to Guiyang, and… More

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"Revolution is shown as a force both for liberation, and for tragic catastrophe"
‑ Anton Bitel,
"Viewed in the context of the progression of Wang's work ... Shanghai Dreams represents a progression of sorts in his attempt to portray migrants in China in a more sympathetic light ..."
‑ Kim Voynar, Cinematical
"Skilfully filmed but fairly dull, this drama paints a remarkable portrait of life in China's factory towns in the 1980s."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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